Junior Officer Low Carbon Cities Program – ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI´s Global Low Carbon City Agenda focuses on four main action areas: advocacy, global processes, technical support and networking. From the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn®) ICLEI engages in these areas, including its role as:

  • focal point of the Local Government and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),
  • host of the Secretariat of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change (WMCCC),
  • facilitator of the Local Government Climate Roadmap,
  • operator of the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR), and
  • coordinator of the GreenClimateCities program and international projects.

We work in a multicultural, international environment with partners around the globe. We are seeking a highly motivated, pro-active and experienced candidate for the position of

Junior Officer – Low Carbon Cities Program

with a specific focus on urban planning and sustainable energy

The position is attractive for young professionals interested in a dynamic working environment, working as part of a growing team.


  • Support tasks addressing urban planning and sustainable energy for low-emissions development in a multi-partner international project on urban low emissions development (Urban-LEDS project).
  • Support the exchange and coordination with urban planning experts and expert organizations for offering direct expertise to Urban-LEDS cities.
  • Support the development of training material relevant to urban planning and sustainable energy in urban low-carbon development – to be used by cities and their partners in the Urban-LEDS project and ICLEI’s GreenClimateCities (GCC) program.
  • Conduct research on and support the further technical development of urban planning and sustainable energy issues, and the cross-cutting theme of resilience, as relevant to the GCC program and its Measureable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV) process activities.
  • Support the promotion of ICLEI’s Low-carbon City Agenda through writing news, articles and attending thematic international policy fora, meetings and events.
  • Support data entry and quality checks in the carbonn Cities Climate registry (cCCR).
  • Produce reports, newsletter, fact sheets, media releases; and edit thematic websites.
  • Support project acquisition and support the development of ICLEI’s low-carbon project portfolio.


  • University degree in urban or spatial planning, urban infrastructure, and/or urban development. A relevant Master´s degree is an asset.
  • 1-3 years of working experience, especially related to sustainable energy and urban planning, is an asset.
  • Knowledge of current policies, urban / spatial planning concepts and state of the art in low-carbon urban development.
  • Strong skills in analytical thinking, reporting, and planning.
  • Creative and pro-active attitude in team work required.
  • Proficiency in office software and internet applications.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in other languages is an asset.
  • If a non-EU citizen, ability to receive a valid work permit for Germany required in a reasonable time-frame.

The successful candidate:

  • is dedicated to the Team focus in driving innovative, low-carbon, resilient, resource-efficient, future-oriented urban infrastructure solutions,
  • shows enthusiasm for urban low emissions development and promoting sustainable energy solutions,
  • is pro-active with an organized working style,
  • shows creativity and excellence in communicating ICLEI’s message to public policy makers planners, business partners, investors and the broader public,
  • is proficient in oral and written English; and
  • knows or willing to learn office and presentation software, as well as web content management (Typo3).

Terms and conditions

  • Full-time position available from 15 September 2014. The position is limited to 31 August 2015, extension is possible based on project funding and mutual agreement on extension.
  • Position based in Bonn, Germany.
  • International travel will be required.
  • Communication with partners around the world may require work outside of normal office hours.

More information here.


REDD+ Team Leader – Österreichische Bundesforste

Main tasks:

  • Leading the implementation of a REDD+ project in Xe Pian National
    Protected Area and its buffer zone
  • Support for the Government of Laos in preparing for national implementation of REDD+
  • Strengthening of the park administration in protected area management & law enforcement and patrolling
  • Promote alternative income generation opportunities through sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resources
  • Set-up and implement an UNFCCC compatible REDD+ monitoring system, covering non-carbon benefits and safeguards in the project and reference area
  • Intensive collaboration with partners from the Lao government, NGOs, private sectors and civil society
  • Networking with other REDD projects and donors


  • Advanced university degree in forestry or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years relevant working experience, at least two years project experience abroad
  • Experience in the development, monitoring and implementation of forest carbon and REDD+ projects
  • Familiarity with UNFCC REDD+ decisions, incl. on safeguards (Cancun Agreements 1/CP.16, 12/CP.17), MRV and non-carbon benefits (Warsaw REDD+ Framework -/CP.19)
  • Experience in protected area management, law enforcement and patrolling
  • Expertise in developing alternative income generating opportunities and promoting sustainable livelihoods in buffer zones around protected areas
  • Work experience in Laos or Greater Mekong Region (preferably)
  • Good interperpersonal, socio-cultural and leadership skills
  • Flexibility, ability to work independently
  • Excellent command of English, knowledge of German preferred
  • Knowledge of Lao Language would be an asset

Duration: 2 years, full-time, fixed-term contract, starting date Sep/Oct 2014

Duty station: Pakse, Champassak Province, Southern Laos

More information here.


President – Results-based and carbon financing pionneer in Latin-America, MICROSOL

  • Lead and stimulate Microsol teams over three geographical locations (Peru, France and Mexico). 
  • Represent Microsol amongst its partners (ministries, international organizations, NGOs, social businesses)
  • Ensure the firm’s sound financial health
  • Manage fiscal, administrative and financial issues
  • Strengthen the production and certification of carbon credits with high social impact
  • Develop and negotiate partnerships on the production and sale of carbon credits to key accounts
  • Recruit and manage human resources
  • Diversify Microsol’s activities around its core business activities

Master’s degree or equivalent
At least 7 years of experience in a similar position (international cooperation, development organizations, social and environmental finance)
Gifted with strong leadership capacities
Commercially oriented, able to convince and negotiate with high level counterparts in major firms
Autonomy, capacity to convince and a strong analytical mind will be essential
Familiarity with carbon credits certification processes and project of access to energy preferred
French, English and Spanish fluency are mandatory
The position is to be located either in Paris (France), Lima (Peru) or Mexico D.F. (Mexico). Frequent trips between those cities and elsewhere are expected.
Please send your CV together with a cover letter to recrutementmicrosol@gmail.com
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

More information here.


Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel – Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is the world’s largest funding mechanism addressing global environmental challenges in biodiversity conservation, climate change, international waters, safe management of chemicals, and land degradation. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) is an independent group of seven experts working together to provide objective scientific advice on policies and strategies of the GEF. In 2012, the Council approved STAP as its advisory body for the GEF’s Least Developing Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). In this capacity, STAP is also responsible for overseeing the scientific and technical soundness of climate change adaptation projects and policies in the GEF.
The objective of the consultancy is to assist STAP in advancing applied research on climate change adaptation topics of interest to the GEF. This effort is expected to contribute to the implementation of the GEF’s work on climate change adaptation. The individual also is expected to provide technical support to the STAP Chair on a number of technical subjects, including adaptation. 

The consultant will be responsible for the tasks: 
  • Under the guidance of Anand Patwardhan, the STAP member on adaptation, the individual will define a research theme on climate change adaptation that will form the basis of an in-depth analysis to be pursued in the coming STAP work program. The topic will be relevant to the activities pursued by the LDCF, the SCCF and the focal areas of the GEF. Potential topics could include ecosystem based adaptation, or imbedding climate resilience in the GEF program. 
  • The individual will use his or her knowledge of the scientific and technical field to assess the GEF-6 strategies, define research questions, provide an outline of the paper/assessment, and create an annotated bibliography. These inputs will contribute to a thorough analysis on the defined subject area on climate change adaptation. The analysis will include recommendations that are applicable in  strengthening climate adaptation science in the GEF. 
  • Additionally, the individual will work closely with Rosina Bierbaum, the STAP Chair, in providing technical support in a number of topics relevant to STAP’s work, including, but not restricted to, climate change adaptation. This work will be defined on an ad-hoc basis, and coordinated closely with Thomas Hammond, the STAP Secretary.
  • The individual will provide an outline of the research paper/assessment and an annotated bibliography as a first order of priority within 3 months from the date of signature on the contract. A work plan will be developed in the first week of assignment that will clearly outline deliverables for the STAP adaptation program as well as outputs related to the STAP Chair’s support (e.g. succinct technical briefs as requested by the Chair).
  • Recently completed PhD in a field of direct relevance to climate adaptation;
  • Demonstrated ability to bridge scientific, technological, economic, social and policy issues of relevance to climate adaptation in GEF recipient countries;
  • Capable of working cross-sectorally in areas of importance related to climate adaptation (biodiversity, land degradation, sustainable forest management, coastal and international waters);
  • Experience working in developing countries and in the context of multi-lateral environmental assistance considered an asset;
  • Remuneration and Time Commitment
This is a full time position for one year beginning May 1 based in the STAP Secretariat in Washington, D.C., with possibility for renewal for one additional year. Remuneration for this position will be USD 60 – 65k per annum based on experience, and will be on a consultancy basis. Applicants must have legal status to work in the United States. A full description including the terms of reference for this position is available here.
Please send a detailed curriculum vitae and letter of intent to Recruitment.STAPGEF@UNEP.org 
More information on the Global Environment Facility. 

Research Position – Climate Change Policy and Governance, International Center for Climate Governance project, CMCC

FEEM is always looking for research collaborators in its research programmes on “Climate Change and Sustainable Development”, “Energy: Resources and Markets” and “Economy and Society” . 

The selected candidates will interact with researchers of different nationalities, and have the chance to write and present scientific papers at several conferences and workshops. 
FEEM offers a truly interdisciplinary workplace, with strong ties with a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research and in particular on the analysis of climate change issues.
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
Research Programme on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Economics [ref. CCSD-CIP/01.2014]
1 Research Position – Climate Change Policy and Governance
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) announce a job opening for motivated and talented researchers on climate change policy and governance. FEEM is a leading research institute on sustainable development (www.feem.it) and CMCC is a research institution that manages and promotes scientific and applied activities in the field of international climate change research (www.cmcc.it).
The selected applicant will join the activities of the project “International Center for Climate Governance” (www.iccgov.org). He/she will be involved in the management of the ICCG Observatories focused on the following aspects of climate change governance: the role of institutions, interests, and alternative models of governance for the control of climate change; the evaluation of climate and energy policies at international, European and national level; best practices tackling climate change.
FEEM and CMCC offer an interdisciplinary workplace and have strong ties to a worldwide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research.
The selected applicant is expected to begin his/her assignment in late Spring 2014. The initial appointment is for 12 months and can be renewed. Gross salary will be competitive with other top European research and academic institutions. The researcher will be based at the FEEM/CMCC premises in Venice.
  • a Master and/or a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics, Political Science, Public Policy and/or International Relations. Applications from candidates who are close to the Ph.D. completion are also accepted;
  • Proven experience of analytical and research abilities in the field of climate change policy and governance at international, European and national level;
  • Technical ability to use Content Management Systems and Web tools;
  • Good communication skills and experience of using social media;
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language.
How to apply

Applicants should send (1) a detailed curriculum vitae, (2) a research statement that describes past research accomplishments, (3) a motivation letter, and (4) at least two recommendation letters to Monica Eberle (monica.eberle@feem.it). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants can also submit their candidature through the CMCC job opportunities section at http://www.cmcc.it/jobs. In that case, please make sure that all the documents are uploaded as a unique file under “cover letter”.
Deadline for applications
FEEM and CMCC will begin considering candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after March 31st, 2014 are not guaranteed full consideration. Please mention ref: CCSD-CIP/01.2014 in your application.

Economist – Climate and Energy


The World Resources Institute (WRI) is an action-oriented, global organization with offices in Washington, DC, China, and India, and a presence in Brazil.  WRI was recently voted the world’s top think tank on the environment and on natural resources.
WRI’s Climate & Energy Program (CEP) is seeking a professional economist to conduct a variety of economic analyses that advance the objective of one or more areas:
Climate:  WRI’s Climate program aims to create an evidence base for benefits of low-carbon development in developing economies, play an active role in moving the U.S. toward significant GHG reductions, and catalyze greater global ambition by building trust through transparency and accountability. To realize this vision, the Climate program uses a comprehensive and inclusive approach that mobilizes business, national and sub-national governments, cities, and civil society in finding a collective solution to protect the global climate system from further harm and adapt to unavoidable climate change.
Energy:  WRI’s Energy team works with business, policymakers, and researchers to move the world toward cleaner, less expensive forms of energy production to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make low-carbon energy available everywhere. Current energy-focused initiatives include the development and deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage technology, global low-carbon energy and efficiency initiatives, and the promotion of global innovation in clean energy.
WRI may hire one economist who can address both areas or multiple economists, each dedicated to one of these thematic areas.  The economist will be part of WRI’s Climate & Energy Program. For more information, visit www.wri.org. 

  • Effectively plan, design, and conduct economic analyses that advance the objectives of project teams working on issues at the nexus of climate and energy. 
  • Critically analyze and assess economic research and arguments presented by project partners, stakeholders, and others.
  • Scale-up the results of these economic analyses in a manner that is precise, well structured, and tailored to decision-makers (not to other professional economists).  This written material may take the form of informal memos, white papers, and official WRI publications.  Some research may be submitted to economic journals, as well.
  • Present findings of economic analyses to external audiences.
  • Actively engage public and private sector decision-makers in one-on-one meetings, group briefings, and other venues to persuade them of WRI’s analytically based recommendations.  
  • Review and write portions of fundraising proposals. 

  • Advanced degree in natural resource economics or related economic field. PhD highly preferred.
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience (10 years if at master’s level) in conducting economic analyses in support of environment, natural resources, and energy. 
  • Deep knowledge and experience in the economics of climate and energy or a combination of these fields.  
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting economic analyses, including modeling, statistics, and econometrics.
  • Strong track record of authoring published research.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to write quickly under pressure and to deadline; ability to summarize complicated analyses in brief and clear messages.
  • Fluency in oral and written English. Fluency in another language is a plus.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and persuasive oral presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively on project teams.
  • Strong commitment to deliver real-world results.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and internet research.
  • Willingness to travel 20 percent of the time.
Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. 

Read more about the position here. 


GoldPowerâ„¢ Global Sales and Product Manager (Zurich and/or London) – South Pole Carbon

The Company

Climate Friendly has offices in Sydney and London and, with its global partner and majority shareholder South Pole Carbon Asset Management, provides innovative climate change solutions to leading organizations around the globe. 

The Role
The primary purpose of this new position is to drive sales of GoldPower into the European and UK markets, through a combination of direct sales and indirect sales working with our licensee(s).

  • Drive sales of proprietary renewable energy product in Europe/UK
  • Leading global climate change business

The GoldPower Global Sales and Product Manager will finalize, own and execute all of the strategic and operational elements of GoldPower. The role will also support Australasian sales of GoldPower through the application of key lessons from European and UK markets.

The Candidate

  • You will demonstrate all of the hallmarks of a polished Sales Achiever.
  • You are integrated into the renewable energy market as a solution seller, well known and respected by global brands and leading companies who draw on your trusted advice with a particular focus on the use of renewable energy products to add value and strength to their brand.
  • You can point to actual results and back up your claims.
  • You are an accomplished prospector, negotiator, relationship builder and complex solution sales closer.
  • You know who you are and what you are capable of and you have a burning desire to achieve and be acknowledges as an expert in your field.
  • This is an exciting hands-on role for a UK/European bases professional to take an exciting new renewable energy product and roll it out across the European and UK markets.
Please include a covering letter and resume and submit to recruitment@climatefriendly.com

See the full job annoucement  here. 




Envirofit International (www.envirofit.org) is a multi-national corporation headquartered in Colorado, USA, with a mission to develop and disseminate technologies that reduce pollution and enhance energy efficiency in developing countries. The company designs, develops and distributes well-engineered energy products for low-income markets that have traditionally been overlooked. The development of products and markets is a rigorous process that requires design, validation, manufacturing, quality control, supply chain management, distribution, and inventory management, sales and marketing.

Envirofit is the leading manufacturer of Clean Technology Cookstoves and is also launching a premium Solar Lighting product line. Envirofit is continually developing products to meet sector demands and has a relentless focus on quality, durability and customer service.
Envirofit is rapidly expanding into Africa with established sales in 9 countries and expansion plans for more than a dozen more in the coming year. With this rapid growth comes the need for in country manufacturing of cookstoves as well as increased distributor development / oversight, customer support and product monitoring for carbon credit recovery. Envirofit is seeking a Managing Director of African Operations to help manage and grow this sector of our business.

  • Work with Envirofit International’s executive team to help Manage Envirofit’s Africa Business Operations – strategy, development and implementation
  • Develop Africa regional distribution strategies
  • Develop distribution & sales partners and manage relationships
  • NGO & nontraditional partner development
  • Manage / oversee monitoring efforts for carbon programs
  • Participate in validation site visits by third party carbon validators
  • Develop and manage orders and order forecasts from customers – 12 month rolling forecasts / 90 day firm
  • Gather and analyze trends and market information
  • Feedback product performance and market data (Voice of Customer) into R&D, product development and marketing efforts
  • Help manage Africa P&L
  • Work with national, regional and local government officials to ensure programmatic progress and success
  • Work with production team to set up and manage manufacturing operations in multiple countries – ensuring weekly and monthly production targets are met that align with sales forecasts. Note: We are currently setting up manufacturing operations in Nairobi and are looking for additional sites in South Africa and Nigeria.
  • Work with production team to manage third party quality control inspectors to ensure quality product.
  • Strong distribution and sales development skills & proven experience
  • NGO relationship background a plus
  • Well-developed quantitative and analytical abilities
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to collaborate with a team (often electronically)
  • Ability to think ahead – anticipate and solve problems before they arise
  • Technical background, ability to communicate technical details to non-technical persons such as government officials or marketing firms
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (Communication in French an attractive skill)

Bachelor’s degree (engineering or business) , MBA preferred.
10 years of experience – Strong project management needed with a proven track record and expertise in all aspects of business development, manufacturing, supply chain management, customer relationship management, sales, distribution, and business growth in Africa.

Read more here.




Envirofit International (www.envirofit.org) is a multi-national corporation headquartered in Colorado, USA, with a mission to develop and disseminate technologies that reduce pollution and enhance energy efficiency in developing countries. The company develops and distributes well-engineered energy products for low-income markets that have traditionally been overlooked. The development of products and markets is a rigorous process that requires design, validation, manufacturing, quality control, supply chain management, distribution, inventory management and marketing.

Envirofit is the leading manufacturer of Clean Technology Cookstoves and is also launching a premium Solar System and Lighting product line. Envirofit is continually developing products to meet sector demands and has a relentless focus on quality, durability and customer service. Envirofit is also developing manufacturing centers in east, west and South Africa regions. Envirofit is rapidly expanding into Africa and Latin America with established sales in over two dozen countries and expansion plans for a dozen more in the coming year. With this rapid growth comes the need for a Manager of Carbon Programs to help manage and grow this sector of our business.
A significant portion of Envirofit’s business growth is based on the ability to monetize the carbon reduction seen with Envirofit’s stoves through the realization of carbon credits. Envirofit is partnering with multiple cookstoves programs that utilize carbon finance to offset stove costs as well as developing our own carbon assets to allow us to expand our reach outside of existing programs. We currently have a portfolio with Voluntary, Gold Standard Voluntary and CDM carbon assets. Envirofit is seeking a Carbon Programs Manager to help manage and grow this sector of our business.

  • Develop & Manage Envirofit Carbon Programs and carbon assets – strategy, development and implementation through credit issuance and monetization.
  • Work with carbon development partners to manage timelines and deliverables for Envirofit owned carbon assets, to ensure on time registration and issuance per projected timelines
  • Work with Envirofit carbon partners to manage information flow and tracking of credits from non-Envirofit carbon assets
  • Manage / oversee monitoring efforts for carbon programs – work with partners to develop world class monitoring systems assuring proper training and rollout within Envirofit programs to assure maximization of trackability of stoves.
  • Participate in validation site visits by third party carbon validators
  • Work with carbon development partners to Liaise with Designated National Authorities (DNA’s) within countries to secure Letter of Authorization Support (LOA)
  • Work with national, regional and local government officials to ensure programmatic progress and success of carbon programs
  • Gather and analyze trends macro trends within carbon trading markets to help manage risk
  • Work with executive team to negotiate Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreements (ERPA’s) for off take of generated credit
  • Communicate project statuses and risks at a high level to the executive team.
  • Work with finance team to develop carbon modeling and analysis

  • Carbon program development experience with clear understanding of the process
  • Highly organized with well-developed quantitative and analytical abilities
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to collaborate with a team (often electronically)
  • Ability to think ahead – anticipate and solve problems before they arise
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (Communication in French and / or Spanish an attractive skill)
  • Base knowledge of carbon credit attainment and rules preferred
  • Knowledge of carbon credit attainment for cookstove highly preferred

  • Bachelors degree (business or engineering preferred) , MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience – Strong project management needed with a proven track record
  • Experience in the field of carbon development is mandatory.

Read more here.


Uganda Water Implementation Manager – IMPACT CARBON


Impact Carbon is seeking a Water Implementation Manager to assist in Impact Carbon’s project operations, administration, and marketing efforts in Uganda. The Water Implementation Manager’s tasks will include working directly with the Impact Carbon Uganda team to set up local assembly and distribution for water treatment products and will report to the Uganda Country Manager.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Identify manufacturing and assembly partners for water treatment products and assist withrecordkeeping, and financial systems and processes 
  • Assess and research potential water treatment products based performance 
  • Manage relationships with local distribution partners for water treatment products
  • Conduct market feasibility assessments of various water treatment products to assess viability of sales and inform marketing strategies 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of marketing and sales strategies to increase awareness, demand, and sales of water purification devices
  • Complete administrative tasks such as data entry and document scanning as needed 
  • Participate in regular recordkeeping and financial reporting procedures necessary to ensure proper monitoring and evaluation for carbon verification

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in business (accounting, finance or marketing), economics, or industrial relations
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
  • 3‐5+ years of work experience 
  • Familiarity with designing and conducting consumer research or market analysis programs or a background in social science research a plus
  • Strong business and financial experience with excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • History of managing new and growing programs or substantial client management experience preferred 
  • Preference given to candidates with experience in water, sanitation, or household goods programs and/or sales

Read more here.



Sales Manager – IMPACT CARBON

Impact Carbon is seeking a Sales Manager to establish and grow a sales team to sell high efficiency cookstoves, water purifiers, and other household energy products in Uganda. This will be a highly entrepreneurial position that will require both sales and management experience by an individual that is passionate about increasing the access of healthy and environmentally friendly products across Uganda. The Sales Manager will oversee setting up and staffing a sales team and will report directly to the Uganda Country Manager.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and execute a countrywide sales strategy to increase access to improved cookstoves and water purifiers through direct sales, retail distributors, and partnerships with SACCOs and other NGOs.• Execute surveying, data collection, and market analysis tasks to determine product preferences and proper geographically targeting for pilot sales programs
  • Hire and manage a dynamic sales team that can successfully test, pilot, and sell a variety of household energy products
  • Work the Uganda Country Manager to develop a marketing and branding strategy to increase consumer knowledge and uptake of products
  • Manage the financial, operational, and logistical components of selling consumer goods, including stringent documentation for carbon financial reporting 
Qualifications and Experience:

  •  Degree in business (marketing, accounting, finance) or economics
  •  3‐5+ years of sales experience with a minimum of 1 year as the manager of a sales team; experience designing and leading training programs a plus
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
  • Strong business and sales experience with excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • History of managing new and growing programs
  • Familiarity with designing and conducting consumer research or market analysis programs or a background in social science research preferred
  • Experience selling cookstoves, water purification devices, or other household energy goods preferred

Read more here.



Senior Analyst (Carbon Finance) – ÉcoRessources Carbone


•    Undertake project cash flows for the additionality analysis of carbon market projects (CDM, VCS, etc.).
•    Evaluate economic benchmarks for carbon market projects (CDM, VCS, NAMAs, etc).
•    Undertake project management of carbon market projects and/or environmental economic projects. 
•    Undertake projects on climate change policy and/or environmental economics. 
•    Develop proposals for carbon market projects and other carbon management projects. 
•    Professional degree in the fields of economics, business, finance, engineering, or equivalent. 
•    Master’s degree or specialization in economics, environment, finance or any other relevant fields is desirable, relevant professional experience may be considered as equivalent. 
•    Minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience related to project management and consultancy-related work.
•    Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in project finance. 
•    Knowledge of the UNFCCC framework and the CDM mechanism is desirable. 
•    Knowledge of the carbon markets is desirable. 
•    Significant client management experience.
•    Excellent English and Spanish written and oral communication skills.
•    French skills are an advantage. 
•    Strong computer skills.
•    Attention to details and a proven commitment to excellence and quality control.

Read more about the position here


Climate Change Field Evaluation Expert – Development & Training Services, Inc.


dTS is recruiting a Climate Change Field Evaluation Expert to support the three-year USAID funded Global Climate Change (GCC) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Project. The project supports USAID’s efforts in assisting countries accelerating their transition to climate-resilient, low-emissions development. Rigorous evaluation will be essential as the Agency tests innovative pilots and applies lessons learned from development in other sectors to emerging climate change challenges.

Degree Preferred: Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in environmental studies, natural resource management, agriculture, or related field. 


Years of Experience Preferred:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible work experience, including
  •  Experience designing, implementing, and leading evaluations of U.S.-Government funded international development programs; and
  •  Track record of work and/or research experience related to climate change adaptation and/or mitigation interventions.

Permanent/Part Time: Permanent

More information on the posting here. 


Communications Officer – Environmental Governance Team

To shape and deliver change-making communication of Global Witness Environmental Governance work by;

  • Providing  communications expertise, input and direct delivery of Global Witness’s Environmental Governance campaign asks
  • Playing a leading role in the development and implementation of Global Witness’s Environmental Governance communications strategy
  • Capacity building  GW team and civil society partners on communications and outreach of EG campaigns
  • Ability to account for the communications impact in line with campaign strategy

The Communications Officer will be required to provide a holistic range of communications expertise to Global Witness’ Environmental Governance team and its civil society partners. S/he will engage with, understand, analyse and effectively communicate the full range of issues relevant to the team, providing daily input into the range of products the team produces. The role will also be required, on the basis of knowledge of relevant national and international developments and debates, to develop, and work with the team to implement, a strategic, impact-focused communications strategy that will help advance Global Witness’s campaigning goals. The role may also include communications capacity building of Global Witness’s civil society partners.

The role is varied and will involve: being a key source of information for key press – providing briefings when necessary, drafting and editing a range of materials relevant to different audiences, provide practical input and advice on using different products to communicate to different audiences, develop and maintain contacts with key international and national press, carry out day to day press work including dealing with press enquiries, draft media products and sell in stories, assist and advise campaigners on how to use different media to disseminate their messages, promote their objectives and influence their key targets.

To apply, please click on application pack. Applicants applying for this position must have the right to work in the UK.

 Late applications cannot be considered.  

9th December 2011

Manager – Climate and Energy

About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.
ICF’s Energy, Environment & Transportation group offers results and solutions to a broad range of clients in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. We have advised both private and public sector clients in all facets of climate change and energy for more than 30 years. ICF International provides a portfolio of strategy, analysis, advisory services, and implementation tools to clients. Long recognized for innovative solutions, ICF International’s combination of strategic, policy, risk management, market, and industry expertise enables us to advise clients from the inception of their business plan through the delivery of services to their customers.
The ICF London office provides economic, technical and management consulting services in energy and carbon market analysis, climate policy, carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency, carbon management, aviation strategy and climate change impacts and adaptation. Our thorough understanding of our clients’ needs enables us to help European Commission, governments and private sector companies throughout the European and Central Asian markets to improve their sustainability. We work frequently with colleagues from other ICF offices, particularly those in the USA, Russia, India, China and Brazil.
Job Description:

The Manager, Climate and Energy will win, manage and deliver climate policy, carbon market, renewable energy and adaptation contracts for European Commission, governments and private sector clients, working within a team of analysts, modelers, economists and technical specialists across our international network of offices.  Ideal candidates will have a strong track record in developing policy at an EU level, deep economic / technical expertise, flexibility to work across a range of subject areas and an entrepreneurial approach.
Key Responsibilities
•Ã‚ Â Â  Win, manage and deliver climate policy, carbon market, renewable energy and adaptation contracts for European Commission, governments and private sector clients.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Lead the growth of the European climate business in at least one of our strategic focus areas, working with experienced technical, strategic and policy staff in the US and UK. 
•Ã‚ Â Â  Build and maintain relationships with a range of European Commission, government and private sector clients.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Provide technical contributions for a range of economics and policy/strategy projects.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Manage project teams and subcontractors, taking responsibility for meeting client needs within quality, time and budget constraints.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Market the company at client meetings, events and networking groups through presentation of papers on pertinent topics.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Develop expertise and intellectual property within the company on European climate policy and carbon market issues.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Contribute to the development of global market strategies in climate policy and carbon markets.

Basic Qualifications:
•Ã‚ Â Â  Degree in economics, engineering or science.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Relevant masters degree preferred.
•Ã‚ Â Â  At least 6 years relevant professional experience in a consulting background.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Experience winning and successfully delivering climate policy and carbon market contracts for European Commission, governments and private sector clients.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Expertise in market-based instruments, Cost-Benefit Analysis and competitiveness impact assessment.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Deep knowledge of a broad range of EU climate change and energy legislation, especially EU ETS and policies affecting non-EU ETS sectors.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Sales and marketing experience.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Project management experience, preferably including international projects.

Preferred Skills/Experience:
•Ã‚ Â Â  Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Highly developed interpersonal skills and self-motivation.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Analytical skills specifically in climate policy and economics.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Solid personal computer skills (Microsoft applications).
•Ã‚ Â Â  Ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under strict deadlines.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Willing to travel within Europe and internationally.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Ability to work independently and achieve challenging targets.

Professional Skills:
•Ã‚ Â Â  Ability to lead and work within multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams spread across several countries and time zones.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.
•Ã‚ Â Â  Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.
ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/D/V
For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at www.icfi.com/careers/


International Consultant – GHG Data Collection Expert

Duties and Responsibilities
Following activities are to be conducted in consultation with and under the guidance and supervision of a Project Manager (PM) and a Team Leader GHG Inventory:

    * Identify specific training needs for enterprises or government institutions in GHG data collection (particularly for identified key sources and for activity data from industrial processes).
    * Implement training for enterprises and government institutions on data collection and management.

Deliverables and timelines

The consultant is responsible for the following deliverables:

              Deliverable                                                                                                                                                 Schedule

   1. Training needs identified, participating enterprises and government agencies identified                                    31 Dec 2011
   2. Training programme developed and adopted by UNDP                                                                                   31 Jan 2012
   3. Training implemented                                                                                                                                 15 Mar 2012
   4. Report submitted                                                                                                                                        31 Mar 2012


    * Demonstrates integrity and fairness by modeling UN values and ethical standards
    * Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
    * Knowledge on BiH gender equality mainstreaming institutions, regulations and mechanisms
    * Excellent communication skills
    * Excellent analytical skills
    * Strong oral and writing skills
    * Extensive knowledge of computer applications
    * Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
    * Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
    * Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
    * Ability to work independently as well as part of a fairly big team
    * Ability to operate under strict time limits;

Required Skills and Experience

    * Degree in machine engineering/physics/chemistry
    * 10 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in climate changes and their impacts.
    * Experience in projects related to GHG data collection/measurement;
    * Experience in providing trainings;
    * Knowledge of the environmental issues in BiH;
    * Knowledge and understanding of the UNFCCC and its relevance in BIH context;
    * Knowledge of the Guideline for the Preparation of National Communication from Parties not included in Annex I to the UNFCCC;
    * Knowledge of IPCC guidelines for national GHG inventories
    * Knowledge on mainstreaming gender equality in environment;
    * Pro-active, independent and responsible personality.
    * Fluency in both written and spoken English
    * Knowledge of one of the BiH languages is an asset


International Consultant – Carbon Accounting Specialist (GEF Full Scale Project)

DUTY STATION: The Consultant will work from country of domicile with a trip to Jamaica for the length of time needed to complete all activities

: The overall objective of this consultancy is to design a methodology for calculating the carbon storage (current, potential, and future) in the vegetation and soils of the project priority areas of the project “Integrated Watershed Management for the Yallahs and Hope Rivers Watersheds”[1] to be implemented by the IDB and financed with resources from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

DURATION AND DATES: The Consultant will work for 20 discontinuous days between 1/11/2011 and 2/12/2011.

: The consultant will have direct responsibility to submit the deliverables below:

  • Present a short report explaining the methodology to be used for measuring, monitoring, and estimating changes in carbon storage; including justification for proposed methodology.
  • Assess the quality, accuracy, and validity of the existing data to be used to assess the carbon stock baseline and in the carbon monitoring system.
  • Evaluate available data on the dynamics between land use and carbon emissions from particular land uses in the project region.  Make recommendations about data that must still be collected to improve estimations.
  • Develop a carbon stock baseline for carbon stored in vegetation and soils in the project area and in other areas that are nearby and where conditions approximate those in the intervention area to be used as a control for the impact evaluation.
  • Design scenarios comparing business as usual (no GEF project interventions) with proposed activities to be financed by the GEF project (e.g. reforestation, enhanced connectivity, etc) to determine how much carbon can be stored through project actions. 
  • Identification of necessary local factors for implementation of a carbon monitoring system and analysis of risks and potential methods to mitigate the risks.
  • Develop a proposal for a Carbon Monitoring System that meets the needs and characteristics of the project. This proposal should at least include:
  • Method to define frequency, level of precision, and the detailed characteristics of the monitoring methods based on spatial variability and changes in carbon storage.
    •    Baseline assessment and annual goals for project execution stage.
    •    Possible methods to best collect, store, and analyze data for carbon accounting.
    •    Design of the implementation plan for establishing a carbon monitoring system, including:
    •    Identification of stakeholders who must be involved (roles and responsibilities)
    •   Draft ToRs for the recruitment of consultants to implement the carbon monitoring system
    •   Detailed timeline and budget required

QUALIFICATIONS: Forester, Biologist or related background with a Ms or Ph.D.; with at least 8 years of experience in implementation of sustainable land and forest management, with particular expertise in the development of carbon baselines, and carbon flows related to additionality, leakage, uncertainties, and permanence with knowledge of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Good Practice Guide for the LULUCF sector and development of emissions inventories of non-energy sectors.  Previous experience developing a carbon baseline and a system for carbon monitoring, preferred.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Ines Angulo (iangulo@iadb.org)


Senior Researcher for Low Carbon Strategies and Mitigation Actions in Africa, Risø DTU

The UNEP Risø Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, which is an integral part of the Systems Analysis Division at Risø DTU, is looking for a senior researcher to work on activities related to energy and carbon finance with a focus on Africa.

The Centre has over the last 20 years become a leading international research and advisory centre on energy, climate and sustainable development. We work in close partnership with the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and have project activities in more than 50 developing countries. The Centre collaborates with a large number international and especially developing country government and research institutions. The successful candidate will join an international team of approx 40 professionals in an interdisciplinary work environment.

Job description
Within the framework of climate and development in developing countries the research area will relate to the “new” mitigation framework relating to Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Low-carbon development strategies (LCDS). The envisaged tasks will be focused on enhancing the understanding of sustainable development mechanisms to further develop the global carbon market, which is crucial for the implementation of national and global climate policies. A specific emphasis for the position will be to contribute research that will deepen and widen the understanding of capacity development, institutional and political conditions in developing countries, as crucial conditions for integrating NAMAs into national strategies for low-carbon development and green growth. 
The position will include teaching and course management, project participation and management of international, cross-disciplinary projects, often focused towards implementation of institutional capacity development in partner countries.
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent within geography, international development studies, economics, political science or other relevant discipline with a focus on climate and development  as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Researcher or Postdoc.

A track record of independent research within the area along with relevant experience in teaching and course management is a requirement.  With the inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural work environment and large number of project activities in developing countries the successful candidate should have significant work experience from developing countries covering preferably both natural and social sciences. Knowledge of international climate negotiations and the new NAMA and LCDS directions will be an advantage.
Experience in project management, planning and implementation in a developing country context is a prerequisite and longer-term field work in developing countries, particularly Africa, is an advantage. The working language at the Centre is English. 

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to:

  • scientific production and research potential at international level
  • innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • the ability to communicate at all levels such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities
  • experience in teaching and education 
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation 

We offer
An exciting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with good opportunities for professional and personal development. DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.
Terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary will be agreed with the relevant union. The place of work is Risø DTU in Roskilde. 

The online application must be received no later than 6 October 2011.  Please open the link “apply online” and fill in the application form and attach your application, CV and a list of publications indicating scientific highlights. The Application and enclosures should be in English.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

Further information

Please contact John Christensen, Head of the Centre, +45 46 77 51 30, Peter Skotner, Head of Project Management and Communication Unit, + 45 4677 5175 or Miriam Hinostroza, Head of the Carbon Finance Program, + 45 4677 5180 for further information.

Further information about Centre activities is available on uneprisoe.org.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


Research Fellow – REDD+ and Land Use, ODI

  • ODI’s work on climate change is split into four cross-institute teams that draw on dedicated communications, project management and business development support. The themes are: Adaptation and resilience; Climate finance; Land use, including forests, fuel and food; and Low carbon growth and energy. We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join our Land use team as an ODI Research Fellow.
    The post-holder will be part of the Climate Change, Environment and Forests (CCEF) programme, which forms the hub of ODI’s cross-institute work on climate change.
    Recent highlights of ODI’s work on climate change includes:
      • leadership of the research and knowledge management components of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (www.cdkn.org)
      • significant international profile for our work on climate finance, both internationally and at the national level, including the Climate Funds Update website (www.climatefundsupdate.org)
      • hosting of the REDD-Net research and networking project, to enhance the social co-benefits of REDD+ (www.redd-net.org).
    About the job:
    Responsibilities of the role include:
      • research and policy advisory work: conducting high-quality, innovative research
      • fundraising: attracting funds through bids and marketing, including the development of a substantial personal research portfolio
      • public affairs: disseminating and promoting ODI’s work and ideas on climate change.
    We are looking to recruit a climate change, land use and forests specialist to contribute to the growth of ODI’s work on REDD+ and land use. The successful candidate will have:
      • extensive knowledge of key issues and organisations in international development and forests, land use and/or agriculture
      • experience of policy-orientated research, demonstrated by a track record of publications and reports
      • proven ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects
      • strong analytical skills, a capacity to write clearly and excellent organisational and oral communication skills.
  • Salary: Research Fellow 1: £36,883 – £45,336pa or Research Fellow 2: £46,695 – £57,430pa
    Position in: Climate Change, Environment and Forests 
    Closing date: 16 October 2011

Apply Now


Programme Manager – Natural Capital, University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

  • Role : Programme Manager – Natural Capital
  • Salary : £32,751- £44,016

Would you like to join an organisation that is internationally recognised for its work on sustainability leadership?  

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join the team that runs our Leaders Groups and Collaboratories. You will work with some of the world’s leading companies and international institutions, and with the national and international policy community, to develop insight and solutions to global challenges and build a fair and prosperous future.  

The successful candidate will be assigned to work on an innovative and exciting new programme of business-led enquiry, action and influence on the risks and opportunities arising from the loss of natural capital and ecosystem services.  If you are passionate about social and environmental issues and how they relate to business, this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for. 

If you have experience studying or working on ecosystems and natural capital issues in a business context, and think this is work that would challenge and excite you, link to our website

http://www.cpsl.cam.ac.uk/ where you will find further information and details of how to apply.

Email : recruitment@cpsl.cam.ac.uk

Web Address : http://http://www.cpsl.cam.ac.uk/


Operations Lead – Livestock Intensification, Carbon War Room

Operations Lead – Livestock Intensification
REPORTS TO: Director of Operations

Position Summary:
The Operations Lead will be tasked with developing and leading a team of consultants to accomplish a single goal: reducing deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon through implementation of a moderate intensification model for livestock production. The
Operations Lead will be responsible for developing a plan to implement this model in 25% of Amazonian livestock ranches by 2015.

• Develops Operation strategy for 25% implementation of moderate intensification model by 2015, which shall include creation of clear and attainable project objectives in both the short term (monthly) and long term (yearly).
• Provides summary documents for presentation to Founders and other potential Funders and weekly updates to CWR.
• Achieving fully independent funding for Operation staff and overhead in collaboration with CWR Development Team.
• Selection, training and management of Operations team, with advice and consent from CWR Director of Operations.
• Works directly with the CWR Operations and Research teams, meat and leather industry leaders, NGOs, scientists, entrepreneurs and others to drive measurable reductions in deforestation through implementation of intensification model.

• 8-10 years of experience engaging with multiple stakeholders in the Brazilian livestock industry, including major slaughterhouses, leather and meat purchasers, cattle ranchers, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Successful candidates will have senior-level experience in one or more of the above industries with direct experience with the issue of sustainable livestock
• Deep understanding of the Brazilian livestock industry, and commitment to achieving catalytic change in the way cattle are produced in the Amazon.
• Willingness and ability to travel both domestically within Brazil and internationally.
• Strong record of fundraising or management of budget, over $2 million.
• Knowledge of multi-lateral Zero Deforestation agreements, preferably first-hand experience with drafting and negotiations.
• Bilingual – English and Portuguese.

The Carbon War Room is a global independent NGO that works to align the interests of the economy and the environment. Our mission is to harness the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-­‐driven solutions to climate change.

The world needs entrepreneurial leadership to create a post-­‐carbon economy where humanity can prosper and thrive within the constraints of our planet. Our goal is to restructure industry to create incentives to attract the level of excitement and investment needed to scale up required solutions.

Carbon War Room’s method is to gather the best intelligence and convene the people who know and care most about solutions in each area, then determine the key leverage points and find the best partners to devise a solution, and finally drive a comprehensive implementation plan to success.

The world can no longer afford to be intimidated by the scope and magnitude of the climate crisis. It is essential that our most talented and driven individuals come together to apply overwhelming force until victory is assured.

Please see www.carbonwarroom.com for more details. Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and one (1) writing sample to resumes@carbonwarroom.com.


Forest and Carbon Monitoring Consultant, Österreichische Bundesforste AG

The international consulting division of Österreichische Bundesforste AG (Austrian Federal Forest Joint Stock Company) is searching for an international “Forest Consultant with Forest Carbon specialization”, based in Purkersdorf near Vienna, Austria.

Main tasks:

  • Forest Consultancy services
  • Development of forest carbon services in a team
  • Conduct international short-term and medium-term missions
  • Preparation of studies and reports; data analysis, market research and project proposals
  • Networking with partners, clients, associated experts and relevant stakeholders 


  • Advanced university degree in forestry or related discipline
  • At least 3 years of working experience
  • Experience in developing and implementing forest consultancy projects and carbon projects (REDD+, A/R CDM, voluntary market)
  • Project experience in developing countries is a strong asset
  • Good interpersonal skills and team worker qualities
  • Flexibility, ability to work independently and deliver under time pressure
  • Excellent command of English and German; another language (French/Spanish) is a strong asset

Our offer:

  • Employment with a leading European state forest organization
  • International environment and the possibility to work abroad
  • Competitive remuneration package; performance-based salary and fringe benefits
  • Support to career development and further professional education


Please send your application including your CV up to a size of 1 MB to Ms. Barbara Haid until 20th of July 2011.


Barbara Haid
Österreichische Bundesforste AG Consulting
Pummergasse 10-12, 3002 Purkersdorf, Austria
Tel: (+43 2231) 600-5511


Research Analyst – Market/Policy, IDEAcarbon

Position/Title:  Research Analyst – Market/Policy (London)
Provide research and market/economic analyses on all mandatory carbon market schemes as and when they launch (EU ETS, NZ ETS, RGGI, WCI, MCCA etc.).
Develop thorough understanding of the EU carbon market and its short-term influences and modalities – power/climate spreads, regulatory issues, practical logistical issues. Understand and communicate how and why the EUA/CER markets trade in particular ways, provide spot analysis and forward-looking insight.
Become an industry expert in carbon market policy and regulatory analysis; understanding the ways to analyse a market and keeping abreast of all current and future legislative proposals and negotiations that drive carbon in these regions, and others when necessary.
Responsibility to lead coverage of the mandatory schemes; providing forward looking insight into their respective development.
Assist with the delivery and production of IDEAcarbon’s market and policy publications; predominately providing market commentary for the Carbon Market Today publication, and providing research for the Executive Brief and Carbonfirst, our weekly and monthly policy publications.
Provide effective client, market and media interaction when and as required. 
annual salary, paid monthly. Subject to review after x months.
bonus package based on performance structure.
BUPA private healthcare after three months’ service.

IDEAcarbon is a leading global provider of independent policy and market analysis and strategic advice for the carbon markets. IDEAcarbon provides research on the fast-growing international trade in carbon credits and allowances, and the policies that drive it.IDEAcarbon helps investors, institutions and professionals plan their way through regulations on greenhouse gas emissions and the opportunities presented by national and international emissions trading schemes.

Intern – Climate Neutral Consulting, First Climate

Intern – Climate Neutral Consulting

First Climate is an integrated carbon asset management company offering products and services related to the trading of emission reduction credits and investing in greenhouse gas abatement projects.
Integrated Carbon Asset Management
With more than ten years’ experience, First Climate is one of the leading carbon asset management companies in the market. It is unique in covering the entire carbon credit value chain, providing integrated solutions to project owners and developers, fund managers, investors, industrials in the compliance sector, and companies seeking to offset their emissions as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.

Job description:

As part of the Climate Neutral Department, First Climate is offering a full time internship (~6 months) in a team which provides carbon offsets and consulting services to companies willing to go carbon neutral. You will assist a team of experts in delivering consulting services, such as carbon footprinting, to a range of small clients in Germany and key accounts around the globe.
Key Responsibilities
* Carbon footprint, occasionally life cycle analysis
* Data management and analysis
* Development/maintenance of Excel-based carbon footprinting tools
* Maintenance of emission factors database
* Monitoring of carbon accounting standards and practices 
Specific Requirements
The intern should have a study background in engineering (ideally environmental engineering).
The intern should be able to analyze and summarize technical information, feel comfortable working with numbers and should have a very good knowledge of Excel.
Fluent spoken and written English is required for the internship.
Start date: as soon as possible
Valid residency permit required 
Send your application to:
Linda Manieram
or use our online job application form at http://www.firstclimate.com/company/careers/online-try-for-job/job/intern-climate-neutral-consulting.html.
Additional information
Date Posted: March 15, 2011
Job Type: Full Time
Job Status: Sourcing
Compensation: To be determined
Deadline: 2011-03-31

Intern – Climate Neutral Consulting

As part of the Climate Neutral Department, First Climate is offering a full time internship (~6 months) in a team which provides carbon offsets and consulting services to companies willing to go carbon neutral. You will assist a team of experts in delivering consulting services, such as carbon footprinting, to a range of small clients in Germany and key accounts around the globe.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carbon footprint, occasionally life cycle analysis
  • Data management and analysis
  • Development/maintenance of Excel-based carbon footprinting tools
  • Maintenance of emission factors database
  • Monitoring of carbon accounting standards and practices

Specific Requirements

The intern should have a study background in engineering (ideally environmental engineering).

The intern should be able to analyze and summarize technical information, feel comfortable working with numbers and should have a very good knowledge of Excel.

Fluent spoken and written English is required for the internship.

Start date: as soon as possible

See here for more details


PHP Web Development Consultant – IT

Forest Trends is looking for an experienced Web Developer consultant to join its Web‐development & IT team to
support the cutting‐edge work of Forest Trends. The candidate will have demonstrable skills to develop, build and
design web applications and sites working in PHP environments. He or she will share responsibility for maintaining
and enhancing a number of existing web sites, content management systems and custom built web‐applications.
We are seeking candidates with a strong work ethic, a desire and openness to learn, and the flexibility to take on a
range of Web, design and IT‐related tasks as needed.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and portfolio of prior development and/or design projects to
info@forest‐trends.org by June 30, 2010.

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